In a talent crunch situation, recruiters and hiring managers concentrate their efforts on filling open slots. But this approach will give you only a limited scope when it comes to screening candidates who could possibly be the right fit for other roles. Today, more than ever, it is extremely critical for organizations to shift from a requisition style talent strategy and adopt candidate-centric recruiting models.
Building a nd nurturing a talent community is one such candidate centric recruitment approach.
A talent community is an online community where recruiters engage with candidates, employers and their representatives. It allows the members of the community to freely exchange ideas and information pertaining to a wide range of topics from career advice to feedback on employment opportunities through different social media networks.
It works as a talent pipeline for the HR managers through which it is possible to find great candidates for open positions. It also provides an opportunity for the members of the community to discuss their ideas about professional development, share interesting contents and opportunities on the horizon, etc.
“You’re not looking just for the gold medalist for a specific position; you’re building talent communities and pipelines and finding ways to place those silver medalists, too. If you get too refined in your selection process, you might not be fast enough to win the gold or silver candidate, or even the bronze.”
Kurt Heikkinen, CEO of Montage
Talent communities have become the real game changers for social recruiters today. Not only do they provide a warm, inviting place to the recruiters to connect and communicate with the candidates, but also assist in sourcing high-quality candidates.
In this ebook we discuss Talent Community at length and understand its various aspects including:
- Why do you need a Talent Community?
- Things to consider before building a talent community
- Different types of talent required to build a strong talent community
- Best practices to build a talent community
- Talent Pool VS Talent Community: Which one is better?
- How to Build a Talent Community?
- Different Types of Talent Communities
- Organizational benefits of building a Talent community
- Reasons why Talent Communities fail
- Tips to grow your talent community in 2018
- Building a Talent Community using video
This is a must have resource for recruiter, hiring managers and HR leaders to shape their organizational recruitment policy to make it more candidate centric and less reactive. Proactive hiring and candidate relationship management are the key to winning the talent war.